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IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND HOW REWARD BOOKINGS WORK BEFORE YOU TRANSACT.

1.   Marriott certificates can be used for any reservation that can be booked with points. To search for reward availability simply go to marriott.com and check the box to search "using points".
Marriott hotels are divided into categories. (Cheapest being category one)

What room types can you book?
You can book any STANDARD room that's available at marriott.com using reward points with no cap on the number of points. (standard room means it not an upgraded room. Every hotel lists their rooms differently, In some hotels, the standard room may even include suites)
To check, go to marriott.com and search for rooms. Make sure to check the option "Use Points/Certificates".

If it says:
Redemption - You can book that room no matter how many points it is
Redemption with Cash Upgrade - You can book however, the cert will cover the basic portion you will need to pay the additional cash upgrade fee.
Redemption with Points Upgrade - You cannot book using a certificate

2.   There are a few different types of certificates. Seven/five night certificates are the hotel portion of "Marriott travel packages" that the owner does not want or need anymore (google Marriott packages to learn more about them). Individuals many times buy these packages just to receive the airline miles and donít end up using the hotel portion of the package. There are also single night certs given to account holders for holding a Marriott brand credit card

3.   A 7/5night-night certificate must be used for 7 consecutive nights. The reservation cannot be split up.

4.   In order to hold the room, you need a credit card. Your card will be kept for incidentals and you won't be charged for the room.

5.   MUST be booked BOOK 30 Days in Advance. THIS IS A TECHNICAL GLITCH WHICH MARRIOTT CLAIMS TO BE FIXING, HOWEVER, ITS MORE THAN A YEAR THAT THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE. In order to book with a certificate, reps must create the reservation as a points advance and then attach the cert. Marriott recently made a new rule that reservations made within 30 days arenít eligible for points advance. If the account, you are booking with has enough points to cover the reservation you can book it as regular points and have the rep detach the points and attach the certificate.

6.   Travel package certs must be booked over the phone. Single night certs can be booked online

7.   The certificate sits on the account holders account and the elite night credits are officially credited to them. There is no way to transfer those stays to your account.

8.   If you are the traveler do not call Marriott reservations. This reservation is in someone else's account and calling may result in his/her account getting audited and the reservation canceled.

9.   The certificate covers the cost of the reservation including tax but does NOT include any resort fees, parking, and incidentals (for example food charged to the room)

10.   It's not possible to entirely remove the certificate owner from the reservation but your name is added as a secondary guest and a special code is added (M8 code) to inform the hotel that this reservation is in fact gifted to you. The hotels are very much aware of this.

You should be able to check-in as you would to a regular reservation with your own ID. You will need to provide a credit card to cover any incidentals, resort fees, and parking fees if there are any.

11.   You cannot add your Marriott account number to the reservation and generally, the hotel will go by the status on our account (which may be silver or gold at the time of check-in) however, it depends very much on the front desk rep at the time of check-in


See post #5805 for a history of bid/ask on these 1/5/7 night certificates of different levels
« Last edited by David61 on July 12, 2020, 11:44:57 PM »

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2325 on: October 01, 2018, 04:11:12 PM »
Looking for 3x 7 nights new Cat 5 Marriott Travel Packages

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2326 on: October 02, 2018, 02:48:46 PM »
Itís worth somewhere between 165k and 300k mt. And mt can be worth between .5 and .7. So between 825 and 2100

Yeah, the range makes these so silly to value to sell.  Clearly has to be the right opportunity for buyer and seller.  Just not sure where that shakes out yet. 

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2327 on: October 02, 2018, 02:51:03 PM »
Not sure why the demand is not there. The value is well above all the lowball offers I've gotten of 1000-1200.

Same.  But people are trying to be opportunistic, which I can appreciate.  Trying to take advantage of the situation where the market may be saturated and encourage someone to sell quickly. 

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2328 on: October 02, 2018, 07:49:42 PM »
I though so too but see attached.

They just didnít update how itís displayed on their website. But if you try to make a reservation, they will only allow a cat 1-4. Also, your personal email (or at least some email) is visible on your screenshot as a bookmark, so you might want to remove that.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2329 on: October 03, 2018, 09:24:05 PM »
Looking for 7 night certs for:
New category 6 @ $1400
New category 7 @ $2,100

I have existing reservations I want to move over and apply your cert.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2330 on: October 04, 2018, 12:11:08 AM »
How can you move cert between accounts or apply to a reservation in friends..... account?
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2331 on: October 04, 2018, 12:20:39 AM »
Selling 7 night new cat 6 cert for $1500, pls PM if interested

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2332 on: October 04, 2018, 12:41:58 AM »
Looking for 3 nights in a category 4 hotel for $300

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2333 on: October 04, 2018, 03:13:36 AM »
buying new cat5 5-night cert for $580 obo...pm please

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2334 on: October 04, 2018, 03:05:49 PM »
when selling nights, how does the other party check in?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2335 on: October 04, 2018, 03:10:59 PM »
how much are cat 5 nights going for?  Need 35,000 per night  as this is cat 5 -- this is a hotel in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2336 on: October 04, 2018, 04:29:19 PM »
selling one 7 night cat 1-4 Marriott certificate from platinum premiere account for $625

no brokers please...personal use only

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2337 on: October 04, 2018, 05:19:24 PM »
Buying category 5 seven night certificate pm please

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2338 on: October 04, 2018, 05:21:37 PM »
when selling nights, how does the other party check in?
At the front desk.
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2339 on: October 04, 2018, 05:29:29 PM »
At the front desk.
tnx for the quick reply